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hours. at this point no one knows what led to the big brawl. >> i know it's early, but is there any word of any arrests or suspects they're looking for? >> reporter: at this point investigators are still working on the scene here. they have not released any information about any suspects or any arrests at this point. >> wisdom martin, thanks very much. >>> another big story right now, an armored car heist erupted in gunfire leaving a suspected robber dead. when the man pulled the gun on the truck's guards in a busy shopping center in northeast d.c., the guards were ready for him. fox 5's paul wagner has the story. >> reporter: bill schultz and his son liam had just left the bank and entered the convenience store when they heard the gunfire from the parking lot. >> we heard seven or eight pop, pop, pop, and it was strange. people looked around in the store like what's that, someone lighting off fireworks early and we looked out. there were two what looked like guards, you know, armored car guards, guns drawn on either side of the truck and there was a person on the ground motionless. >> r
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
pulled the trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i to
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get our attention in a big hurry and we're going watch it. >> thank you. >>> the hacking scandal in the uk taking a dramatic turn. >>> and the new bomb shell dropped by an expert who testified at the casey anthony trial. >>> and pretty safe to say that this won't be the photo making the weeing bum. why a bride got busted on her big day. we'll be right back.  >> high drama inbrate ape as news corp chairman rupert murdoch, his son janes and former news of the world editor rebekah brookes testified about the phone hacking scandal that gripped the country for weeks now and shawn yancy has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: when rupert murdoch addressed lawmakers, he seemed confused and flustered. the moments in the proceedings, a protestor interrupted the hearing and take a look. >> oh. >> a man tried to throw a foam pie into his face. wendy, the wife in the jacket quickly tried to s.w.a.t. it away. the police arrested the man. the hearing continued 10 minutes later, he continued the testimony saying while he's the ceo of the company that hacks phones, he's not res
. she called 911 and helped clean up the wound. >> we just heard the big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people w
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- ti
-old and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. >> we heard a big shot. he said i got shot. it hurt. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but the injury is not considered life-threatening. police are questioning the shooter's parents and others who had access to the apartment trying to figure out who that again belonged to. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting when her husband, then county executive jack johnson called on her, she followed his directions to discuss a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i look forward to continuing to serve and making a positive difference in the lives of people in need. >> jack johnson has pleaded guilty to felony counts that will likely land him in prison for years. the u.s. attorney says a probe of corruption in prince george's county is not over and he expects more charges will be leveled in
out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
't breathing they were not able to revive him. >>> a big story this morning contentious debate on the debt ceiling picks back up the house has always been scheduled to work this week, senate cancelled its break to be back on the hill. the obama administration says the debt ceiling must be raised by august 2nd or the u.s. will begin to default on debt. republicans want deep spending cuts to stop that spending to go along with any debt ceiling increase. >> meantime the white house will face plenty of buzz today after a report in the new york post and that new york governor andrew cuomo will replace vice president biden as the president's 2012 running mate. now the ticket the white house says hasn't changed the republican candidate is still an open candidate, gop hopefuls hit the parade circuit over the 4th of july weekened including the latest entrance, thaddeus mccotter. >>> the national education association says it is backing mr. obama's 2012 re-election bid, members voted on the endorsement at their annual convention monday despite many teachers disagreeing with federal education policie
are following a big story president barack obama preparing for his twitter town hall meeting this afternoon he will have plenty to talk about. >>> the president hopes to convince congress this week to finally raise the nations debt limit, doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> he will answer questions from twitter users primarily about jobs, economy and most likely the debt crisis. >> this is now a white house, they said they are feted up with congress president obama took them to task saying the american people want some action. >> it is in fact what drives them nuts about washington when both parties simply take the path of least resistance. >> senate seemed to be doing just that after canceling this week's vacation to tackle the debt the senate majority leader harry reed tried to skip the issue to move on the other business and that drove republicans nuts. >> we are going to focus on something possibly that is irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand to make the american people thing we are doing something. >> they may do something later this week thursday lea
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> our other big story a commission trying to find out how osama bin laden hid in pakistan for so long, investigators ordered the government to prevent his relatives leaving pakistan without per mix. they may release one of his wives back to yemen three of his wives and several children were detained after the raid two months ago. >> latest to the search for seven american tourists in mexico, survivors of the deadly fishing accident hope their friends can be found. >> it has been more than 65 hours now the mexican navy said they presume people are dead after 96 hours. the search does continue. >>> mix con navy and u.s. coast guard are searching -- mexican navy and u.s. coast guard are searching from the air. >>> if some body spots something they have camera technology they can zoom in on something they would see in the water. >> a tourist boat capsized early sunday morning off the baja california peninsula. passenger and crew were thrown into the water when the boat was tossed during a violent storm. crews from mexico and the u.s. are combing the sea. >>> we
and thunderstorms pop through as a big swath of clear air -- i won't say clear, but clear skies out to the west so we will get some sunshine working in later. forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. high 93 degrees once again. that is above normal. about five degrees above normal for today. then for tonight, we will see some early morning -- sorry, not early morning, early evening showers and thunderstorms. warm overnight again, highs once again in the mid-70s. five-day forecast, tomorrow, thursday, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, 90. friday, maybe a storm or two. 85 for your high. here is your weekend. it looks to be sunny right now. temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with the traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> all right. good morning to you, sir. we are starting off this morning's commute with a crash involving a motorcyclist. this now on the inner loop of the beltway. it will actually be after the exi
of the thunderstorm activity is well back out to the northwest. i want to take you back up here to minneapolis, big thunderstorms moving through tonight. minneapolis today for a high temperature was 99 degrees, lots of heat out in the nation's midsection. these thunderstorms, though, out ahead of a cold front that's really going to come through here on sunday and it's going to bring us some thunderstorms. i don't think it's going to be anything like that, but it will bring us at least a chance of some showers and thunderstorms sunday evening into sunday night and it's looking now like it will push to the south and we're doing pretty good now with the forecast for july the 4th, but again a lot of big heat out in the central plains. dallas was 98, wichita 103, omaha 97 and there's minneapolis, high today of 99 degrees, st. louis is 96 as is little rock and i think we'll feel closer to that tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon. still 79 in town, gaithersburg 66, manassas the same and a little cooler back out there for martinsburg and winchester, too. how about that 4th of july forecast? what we can expect
. one big complaint is that doctors often don't know there is a shortage until they've ordered the medication and can't get it. one thing that the american society of health system pharmacists would like is to have the fda require manufacturers to give notice ahead of time so that people can prepare accordingly. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> a big day at nats park including a visit from the first lady. plus, venus williams steps on the court for the first time in the u.s. this year. coming up income on fox -- next on fox 5 morning news. kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. inside your home. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant spray kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who
or something, and when i looked outside, i saw trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were still completely blocked. that slowed down power crews from dominion virginia. it wasn't just trees that were damaged. windows, cars and buildings were smashed by the falling trees. jay williams was in his upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly. >> it went all the way through our master bath where i was. >> right where he was standing two seconds before. >> and when it hit the house, my son i was carrying, we were on the stairs running down to the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured. it may take five months for the home to be repaired. but at least everyone is alive, and arlington officials say no one was injured either because of the sunday storm. in arlington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> a fox
and i was going to look outside. when i looked outside, i saw it, trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were so completely blocked and that slowed down power crews from dominion, virginia. it was not just trees damaged, windows, cars, and buildings were smashed by the falling trees and jay williams was in the upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly yo and that went through where i was. >> where he was standing. >> a few secs before. >> and when -- the house, we were -- my son, we were carrying him and was on the stairs running down the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured yet may take five months for them, but they alive and there were no injuries either. at the peak, 11,000 homes were without power in this neighborhood and it's less than a thousand homes without power and domini
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